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Designations & Certifications

Earning designations and certifications not only adds the potential to increase income, it enhances professional image, increases marketability, proficiency, productivity and specializes expertise.

Knowledge is the key to being a REALTOR® of choice. Present yourself above the competition with a favorable reputation and prepare for your success. Many WeSERV members, who have earned designations and certifications, find the skills they learn invaluable. Holding professional designations and certifications acknowledge additional experience and expertise in various areas of the real estate business.

Whether you are new to real estate or have been selling for years, create a successful business foundation by earning designations and certifications. We invite you to get educated!

Please know that there are additional items, fees, and courses you will need to complete to receive some of these designations and certifications. Be sure to thoroughly read the requirements for each course. We offer many of the related courses at our Chapter locations. Clink on the link after the description to view our schedule. Other courses you can take online through the Center for REALTOR® Development.

NAR Designation Courses

Graduate REALTOR® Institute - GRI

The GRI Designation indicates to buyers, sellers and other REALTORS® that you have made the commitment to provide a high level of professional service to your clients by securing a strong educational foundation. learn more & get course schedule

Accredited Buyer Representative® - ABR®

The ABR® Designation prepares real estate professionals to represent buyer–clients in real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fidelity to buyers that sellers have customarily enjoyed. get course schedule

Senior Real Estate Specialist® - SRES®

The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.

Certified International Property Specialist - CIPS

International real estate opportunities are everywhere. New people move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market invest in property overseas. No matter which international audience you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize your business. learn more

Seller Representative Specialist - SRS

This designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.


Green homes sell faster and for more money than homes without energy-efficient features. Buyers increasingly search for homes that have increased energy performance and provide a healthier, more comfortable living space. Builders of green homes depend on educated real estate professionals to help market newly constructed or remodeled homes.

By earning NAR's Green Designation, you position yourself as a leader in green real estate that's fully equipped to help clients take advantage of the opportunities their next home can offer.

NAR Certification Courses

Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource - SFR

For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures represent the new traditional real estate transaction. Knowing how to maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as how to identify the distinct real estate opportunities in foreclosure are not merely good skills to have in today’s market; they are critical. learn more


Become an e-PRO® and take your real estate marketing online and connect with consumers where they are already interacting. By extending your real estate marketing online, you will show consumers that you are tuned in to their lifestyle needs, and gain their trust – and their business.

Certified Residential Specialist - CRS

The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®. 

Military Relocation Professional - MRP

This certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

Pricing Strategy Advisor - PSA

This certification is specifically designed to enhance your skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misconceptions they often have about home values.

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist - RSPS

RSPS is recognized as an official NAR Certification, and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination, to assist them with their search.

Real Estate Negotiation Expert - RENE

Elevate your game! Examine all kinds of negotiation formats and methods so that as a negotiator you can play the game to win. Gain a full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques, and advantages provided in day one so that you can provide effective results for your clients. The second day of the course focuses on real-world field scenarios to help your apply the power tools, techniques and tactics learned on the first day.

At Home With Diversity® - AHWD

The At Home With Diversity® course will prepare you to work effectively with – and – within today’s increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers. Real estate professionals who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and who wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and are able to expand opportunities.

Local Designations & Certifications

Certified Residential Property Manager - CRPM

Increase your knowledge and skills in topics that relate to the day to day business of a property manager. The curriculum was developed in concert with property management attorneys and longtime property manager practitioners.

REALTOR® Certified Risk Management Specialist - rCRMS

This program is designed to enhance members’ success, increase members’ knowledge and allows them to successfully manage real estate transactions for clients while reducing exposure to risk. Earn this certification and give your clients the utmost protection during their transaction!

Certified Negotiation ExpertTM - CNE

Learn professional representation techniques and how to apply them to real estate representation situations. Earning the CNE designation will help provide better fiduciary representation and protection for clients leading to better results. 

EcoBroker Certified

Earning the EcoBroker® Designation positions you to endear yourself to a whole and growing new sphere of consumers, investors, and communities. “They don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Since 2001, the EcoBrokers who have come before you have built the trust of real estate buyers and sellers, property owners, lenders, communities, and countless others.

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